While there hasn’t been any pool time we have been training with lots of walking around Istanbul. We had a full day tour with Taksim protester Derya Artan. She took us to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazzar (oh-and her favorite nagrile). Great sights and souvenir shopping. Capped off by… Continue reading Bosphorus Training…by touring
First day a success after a long day of traveling. Checked in to Empress Zoe Hotel (a great place of operations), went for a short walk around Sultanahmet with stop for kebab and pide. Took a short rest and then Happy Hour hookah style with Turkish tea/coffee and raki. Light dinner for and bed for… Continue reading Happy Hour Hookah Style
At Logan with Spencer G. We are ready for our Turkish Adventure. A quick dip in the Town Pool before hitting international waters/pools!
Late afternoon solo trip to the Town Pool for the inaugural summer plunge! Cloudy and overcast with lots of hesitation of even weather to go or not but I did–and I am glad I did. The pool may have been colder than jumping in the Boston Harbor yesterday. It was a good Father’s Day treat. … Continue reading Father’s Day
Yesterday was a gorgeous day in Southie at the L Street Bathouse! Swam in the Jim Doty Memorial Swim. Jim was an older New England open water swimmer that reinvigorated open water swimming in the Boston harbor and the Boston Light Swim. He died last year. I never met him. This swim is hosted by… Continue reading Jim Doty Memorial One Mile Swim
Check it out. I got my new suit for the open water season! It may have the look of the vintage Speedo that Mark Spitz wore in the 1976 Olympics but it’s actually a Budgy made in Australia. A great way to represent the US of A during the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim in Istanbul. Hope… Continue reading Budgy Smuggler
A well planned business trip to MSWM in Purchase, NY allowed for a swim in pool #21. I heard about the pool from our good friend NW when they visited during Memorial Day weekend. Chelsea Piers, Stamford is the newest outpost for the NYC athletic/activity center on the Westside overlooking the Hudson. The facility opened… Continue reading #21-Chelsea Piers, Stamford, CT
Other breaking swimming news. The Tide reigning State Swim Champs got their state rings this week. They look great–lots of bling! The rings came just in time for the senior boys to wear them tonight at graduation. It will be a very happy and proud night for all seniors and the Tide mens team. Two… Continue reading We Are The Champions!
Well this week I finally hit the open water! On June 1st it was the 5th Annual Charles River Swim. I have signed up for it for several times but have always been thwarted by “the dirty water” and the organizers canceling the swim. This year the water was clean enough to hold the event.… Continue reading Open Water…Dirty Water
Well…I probably should have started this blog much earlier in the year. My proper British friend Glen, this weekend suggested that I start a blog about my 50 Pool Project. While I may be five months late in starting, I guess its better late than never. For my 50th Birthday, I want to swim in… Continue reading Better Late Than Never…